84 minutes | Jan 12th 2021

Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter is an American ultramarathon runner who holds world records for the 100-mile run (track) and the 12-hour distance world record. He is an endurance coach and the host of the informative and popular Human Performance Outliers podcast, a show that goes in-depth with guests who explore their outer limits, along with research in a wide variety of sports, fitness, and nutrition-related topics.In the show we discuss: How he coaches his clients Desert Solstice Invitation preparation ( held on December 12th 2020)- Race website: https://www.aravaiparunning.com/desert-solstice/ HPO Podcast where he outlines his strategy and also a debrief on how it went: https://zachbitter.com/hpo  Benefits of Strength training and how he builds it into a already heavy training load Why he embarked on LCHF Book: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Low-Carbohydrate-Performance/dp/0983490716 FASTER Study: Volek, J. S., Freidenreich, D. J., Saenz, C., Kunces, L. J., Creighton, B. C., Bartley, J. M., ... & Phinney, S. D. (2016). Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Metabolism, 65(3), 100-110. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26892521/  Fueling during an ultramarathon How he fits in a 200mile training week and how he fuels those training runs (hint  - it is a lot of eggs!)  S Fuels: https://www.sfuelsgolonger.com/ Trans Continental Run: San Fran to New York in 2021 for charity Fight for the Forgotten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-American_Footrace) Zach's contact: https://zachbitter.com/ @ZachBitter   Instagram @Zbitter Twitter
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